Accession Number : AD0805319

Title :   CURRENT NAVAL ACTIVITIES OF INTEREST TO THE EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICIST.

Descriptive Note : Informal Manuscript,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Bates, Charles C.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The content of this report is a paper presented by Dr. Charles C. Bates to the Society for Exploration Geophysicists at Houston, Texas on 9 November 1966. This paper overviews a number of on-going activities of the U. S. Navy of interest to the seagoing geophysicist. These include the development of a deep-diving series of vehicles equipped with advanced sensors, development of world-wide navigational systems based on doppler satellite and VLF-Omega concepts, experimentation with airborne gravity sensor systems, SEALAB experiments directed towards enhancing the capability of 'Man-in-the-Sea' significant Project MAGNET surveys, automation of cartography and source material retrieval, and rapid detection and verification of major bathymetric features of the sea floor. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE GEOPHYSICS, NAVAL RESEARCH), DEEP WATER, DEEP SUBMERGENCE, UNDERWATER VEHICLES, GRAVITY, GEOMAGNETISM, DOPPLER SYSTEMS, NAVIGATION SATELLITES, POSITION FINDING, VERY LOW FREQUENCY, MAPPING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, MAGNETOMETERS, AIRBORNE, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING.

Subject Categories : Geomagnetism
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE